Thursday, September 04, 2008
Time for another woodworking show - Yandles in Martock, Somerset.
I do enjoy Yandles, a twice yearly event. It is held in a working sawmill and has a wonderful atmosphere - huge woodworking machines lurking everywhere, stack after stack of planks air drying in the fields and the smell of tannins in the air. It's not the biggest show but definitely the friendliest.
I'll be there Friday and Saturday - do pop by my bench and say hello!
Back in the workshop I've been busy with the Rosewood again. Just finished a Luthiers Scrub plane - a lovely little plane. The sole is gently curved in both directions (front to back, side to side) which allows you to cut hollow surfaces. If you've ever used a curved spokeshave you've probably found it a bit difficult to keep the tool cutting throughout the cut - this scrub is completely different! It is so simple to use and has a very shallow learning curve. I was so pleased with the way it worked I had to make one for myself, so a baby version in Pau Rosa was born :)
So - better go pack the van ready for Yandles.
See you there?
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See you there, Phil.
Good to see you yesterday Phil, thanks for the coffee.
A few pictures will be posted in time, still recovering from the M25 on a Friday night, over 5 hours to get home, total of 450 miles in a day. Mad who me?
It was nice to meet up today, Phil. The performance of that little plane that's curved in both directions, was absolutely stunning. I wouldn't have believed how good it was had I not tried it for myself. It was worth the trip just for that experience.
Great to see you, too! That was quite a drive - Mad?? well....who am I to say ;)
Glad you like the Luthier Scrub - its a fun plane.
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